Notes: Samuels bounces back, focuses on gaining rivalry win

Florida State's defense had a bounce-back performance against Syracuse.

From the pass rush to the linebacking play to the return of Hamsah Nasirildeen, there were positives throughout three dominating quarters. And then there was Stanford Samuels III, who was targeted 13 times but only allowed four receptions for 25 yards.

One week after he struggled to match up against Wake's Sage Surratt, Samuels held up well - albeit against Syracuse receivers who aren't held in as high regard.

"That was big," Samuels said. "Just going out and playing the game . . .

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